The Kitchen in this 314-Square-Foot Bungalow Is a Total Oasis

published Jun 18, 2019
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We’ve all fantasized about living in a chic shed in one of the sunniest parts of California to escape the hustle and bustle of the daily grind, right? I know for a fact I’m not the only one — because Rebecca Froelich, the owner of this San Rafael bungalow, actually did it.

Rebecca took the plunge and built this 364-square-foot shed behind her permanent home, which is just minutes from San Francisco. The bungalow is the stunning work of Modern Shed (a company that specializes in pre-fab homes). The end results fulfilled Rebecca’s dream of building a guest house on the back of their property. She wanted the tiny home to be an oasis for traveling guests and was inspired by a mash-up of Scandinavian and Moroccan design.

An oasis indeed! One of Rebecca’s mantras is “Small is big,” and that’s clearly evident in the design of the kitchen. The main goal was to keep an open, uncluttered feel while also providing ample storage, cooking and dining space, and flexibility — a feat I think she definitely nailed.

To achieve her perfect vision, Rebecca had to get creative. For example, the handmade linen café-style curtains hid the unsightly under-the-sink storage space and creates a unified and soothing color palette. Speaking of color palette, the wall paint is Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace.

The main element that makes this kitchen so dreamy is the abundance of natural light. Sunlight drenches the space in the morning, making this custom English pine table the perfect spot to perch, sip a cup of coffee, and admire the stunning landscape of the property. Rebecca, I’m on my way!

See the rest of this House Tour: A Perfect Tiny “Modern Shed” in California at Apartment Therapy

What’s your favorite part of this space?